Your trusted general dentist may have referred you to our DFW Implant Team practice to help treat your receding gums from advanced gum disease, or after a trauma has impacted your gums. We understand that gum disease can wreak havoc on your oral health. Our board-certified periodontist, Dr. Donald Steinberg, will provide you with a private consultation and examination to review the complexity of your gum condition. He may also recommend other treatments in combination with the grafting for optimal oral health, such as a deep cleaning, antibiotic treatment for infections, and more frequent dental exams to review the progress. We want to help you keep your teeth healthy and supported.
"I'm really young to be going through gum issues. I've been going here for almost 2 years. The staff is simply amazing! Dr. Steinberg is a phenomenal doctor. Words cannot describe how depressing and stressful having gum issues can be. He's an easy going, down-to earth, caring, trustworthy and most important honest doctor. His assistant is also caring. Jerri cleans my teeth once every 6 months. Always makes me feel comfortable. All around the BEST! Thank you guys for the difference you make in my life and I'm sure thousands of others."- G.B. / Facebook / Apr 12, 2017
"Everyone in this office is 100% amazing. Implants are a complicated, time consuming procedure that involve so many people. Dr. Steinberg and his staff make it very easy, make you feel comfortable and give you back an amazing gift. The gift to smile with confidence is priceless! I could not imagine having to go through this journey with a different team of people. All I can say is thank you for this gift!"- L.S. / Facebook / Jul 17, 2019
"They provide excellent care for their customers."- B.A. / Facebook / Aug 12, 2020
"Dr Steinberg is the best dentist I’ve been treated from, very down to earth and caring. He is expert in his work and provides reliable information. Would always recommend highly to someone who needs his services."- S.S. / Google / Jul 31, 2020
"I had an implant Dr Steinberg did 17 years ago. When I had some teeth that needed to be removed and bone graft put on I went right to him. After doing the x-rays from the after bone graft we could see that the original implant was still in solid as a rock. My implant from Dr. Steinberg lasted longer than my 1st marriage! Honest and truthfull guy, I would trust him anytime."- E.L. / Google / Jul 08, 2020
Reasons for Treatment
During your consultation with Dr. Steinberg, you will discuss the type of treatment needed to manage or treat your level of periodontal disease or your gum line. If it is determined that you need gum grafting, we can rebuild the lost gum tissue so that your teeth and gums are easier to clean, decrease tooth sensitivity, and delay root decay that leads to tooth loss. A recessed gum line makes your teeth more vulnerable to cavities, gum disease, and potentially really extensive dental problems.
As a minor oral surgery, gum grafting is a procedure where Dr. Steinberg will remove a section of the healthy, soft oral tissue from your own mouth and reattach it to the area of recession all while you are under a local anesthetic, and possibly an oral or IV sedative. Over time, the additional tissue will merge into the existing tissue to fill in and create plump, pink gums.
After surgery, our staff will give you aftercare instruction on how to care for your gums. Here are a few friendly reminders:
Practice great oral hygiene to keep the surgical site, including flossing every day
Please do not smoke or use tobacco products
A healthy body will heal faster if you avoid stress
Recruit a friend or relative to listen to the post-operative instructions along with you (you may not remember them if you are under the influence of sedatives and pain relievers)
Make sure to have nutritious foods at home for after your surgery, because you’ll be limited to a relatively soft and mild diet, and your medications may prevent you from driving to the grocery store
If you have any concerns or questions after the procedure, please call our office for assistance
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Your Beautiful Smile
Some of our patients have resorted to not smiling because they are embarrassed by their gum line. We want you to rediscover your beautiful smile. Gum recession is a common condition for adults over 40 years of age, but can happen to anyone at any age. At DFW Implant Team with Dr. Steinberg, you can have a gum grafting procedure to restore the pink, plump flesh that is needed for a less "toothy smile." If you would like to learn more about grafting surgery for your receding gums, call and schedule a consultation today.